My heart breaks on so many levels for the migrant families who have been separated at the border. This new mama cannot even fathom my young child being ripped away from me and the harm it would have on my mental health and, far worse, the lifelong wellbeing of my daughter with no knowledge of where my child is being placed and if or when I’d be reconnected with her. THIS IS JUST PLAIN EVIL, A VIOLATION OF BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS. _________ As a licensed mental health counselor, I know the damage that is being done to these children. Instant removal is a caregiver can create acute distress that damages a child's ability to cope and self-soothe, which can lead to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In vulnerable developing brains of young children, this is especially harmful and can have lasting effects on their overall wellbeing. ___________ As a minister and follower of the inclusive way of Jesus (who was himself a refugee in Egypt during the rule of Herod), I know what the Bible says about WELCOMING AND LOVING AND CARING FOR the immigrant. So even if you feel this is “American,” don’t for a second try to tell me this is Christian. IT’S NOT. ___________ “The Lord proclaims: Do what is just and right; rescue the oppressed from the power of the oppressor. Don’t exploit or mistreat the refugee, the orphan, and the widow. Don’t spill the blood of the innocent in this place.” Jeremiah 22:3 ___________ Still not sure what the Bible says? Exodus 23:9, Zechariah 7:10, Psalm 146:9, Malachi 3:5, Jeremiah 7:5-7, Exodus 12:49, Deuteronomy 26:12, Matthew 25:35-42, Hebrews 13:2 and SO MANY MORE references to extending welcome to the refugee and immigrant, caring for the vulnerable, protecting the children, and pursuing LOVE AND JUSTICE for those being oppressed on the margins. #familiesbelongtogether#keepfamiliestogether
Pink dreams are made of these 🌸🎶 yep! Another song in my head since yesterday was #nationalpinkday 💗 a variation of the song course 😉 __ Who else loves peonies? I feel like they are a cross between a flower, cotton candy & a cloud ☁️🍬 does that make any sense to anyone else!? Haha ... how would you describe a peony? __ What’s also cool to think about is they just have no idea how beautiful they are through each stage of blooming 💕 #sundaythoughts
Between catching little crabs🦀 on the beach like a pro, and performing a dance from her ballet recital beachside. I’ll say this little lady is enjoying her time in Kennebunkport! ⚓️ Have you ever been to Maine? We just love coming here! Such a charming place!⚓️💛✨ Do you have a favorite beach town? #kennebunkport#mainething#adventuretotheatlantic
Just poured a healthy dose of homemade chocolate magic shell over this heavenly mint chip “nice cream”! Dairy free heaven! The recipe can be found on our blog! But you’ll have to get your hands on @lilydiamond’s cookbook for the magic shell!!
Still in love with the tent wedding planned by Stephanie at @clegarden 😍 Going thru pics and found this one ~ too good not to post!!💍👌🏻 Our amazing vendors: @plantscaping_blooms @vincentltg @clemusicgrp @lunacakeshop @urbanesociety @borrow_rentals @lovelysomethingsweddings @aablerents @lindsaylondonbeauty @raisetheroofentertainment @emiliajanephoto @eventsourcerental @weddingstoriesinmotion #willyoubemeyer